Business News From The City of Frederick, Maryland
June 2022
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The City's Economic Development Team strongly believes that if you live in Frederick, you should also be able to work in Frederick. The City of Frederick is home to nearly 51,000 jobs with an average wage of $59,758 dollars (Jobs EQ).  The City also has a talented resident workforce of 40,233 living within city limits (Jobs EQ). That means there are nearly 1.27 jobs for each city resident worker. City residents should continue to have the opportunity to live and work right here in Frederick -- which is why we are focused on retaining, expanding, and recruiting good jobs which pay family supporting wages with benefits. 

There has never been a better time for City residents to seek employment with top companies in nearly any industry. Residents with skills in one area seeking to transition to a new industry can be retrained through workforce development programs such as the recent Biotech Bootcamp. Check out this month's issue of Business eNews to learn more about workforce demographics, programs, training, and grants. Frederick is also focused on making sure that there is adequate workforce housing being constructed to house Frederick workers. Frederick is a top talent City and together we are attracting top jobs.

Richard G. Griffin, AICP, CEcD
Director, Economic Development
Frederick’s vibrant business community, high quality of life, and strong education systems have created a competitive advantage for locally-based employers when it comes to workforce.

Here we take a deeper dive into the facts and figures of our community's thriving workforce.
Today’s youth is tomorrow’s top workforce. Frederick recognizes that engaging our Under 18 population is critical for building a sustainable talent pipeline for our businesses.

Here are five ways the community is introducing our younger residents to the local economy, and allowing them to explore the opportunities most suited to their needs, interests, & talents.
Whether fresh out of high school or pivoting after years of work experience, entering a new industry can seem like a daunting and/or resource-intensive proposition. However, the transition doesn’t have to be.

Here in Frederick there are many opportunities to quickly and affordably access new employment options that can support a high-quality of life. Explore just 5 of these programs here.
Justice Jobs is a Frederick-based organization specifically focused on helping individuals experiencing barriers to employment to forge a positive path forward.

We caught up with Bob Clegg , the Executive Director of the organization, to discuss the organization’s mission and the special opportunities he sees for Frederick’s workforce.
Our partners at Frederick County Workforce Services (FCWS) are dedicated to linking businesses in need of qualified employees with individuals seeking employment opportunities.

Explore the FCWS Business Team's no-cost resources for local employers here.
New grants are available for businesses to make energy efficient retrofits and save money. Frederick County is offering supplemental grants, up to $5,000 for LED lighting upgrades and up to $10,000 for deeper retrofits to HVAC and commercial refrigeration systems.These funds will cover the customer co-pay for incentives offered by Potomac Edison.

Learn more here.
Downtown Frederick Partnership was recently awarded a $100k Community Safety Works Grant from the State of Maryland. They plan to put the grant monies to good use. Learn more about what the funding will help support.

3 Roads Communications has been awarded six Telly Awards for television programming and videos they have produced. Read the full story here.

Morgan Stanley Wealth shares that two of their local colleagues have been named to Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors. Read all about their recognition in their recent news.

A new luxury assisted living & memory care facility is coming to Worman's Mill this fall. Find out about Village Crossing - a New Sage Life community.

A free bootcamp training will be available for careers in biotechnology, hosted by Frederick County Workforce Services and City and County Economic Development partners. See if a career in the biotech field could be for you!

Does your business have news to share? Send us a press release and we'll help share that great news locally and regionally. Find out how!
Congratulations to the following anniversaries and grand openings:

If you have a business that has opened, relocated, expanded or celebrated
a milestone anniversary in the last 3 months, please tell us!
Frederick County Chamber: Coffee & Contacts
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June 9, 2022
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